This is my first time to do this!!! Usually, in past years, when the year starts, I am rushing to get a new year IG flatlay done and then rushing to get backlogs done. It (managing the backlogs) wasn’t easy, as I’ll also share it further in this post. To commemorate my birthday which is just around the corner, I’d like to share the things that made a mark on my 2018, whether good or bad. Some situations were bad at the start, but led to good things in the end, too. The last 3 years have been very turbulent for me, but I’m grateful for the year that has been, because it was the year where the mantra “to get things you’ve never had you’d need to do things you’ve never done” resonated in so many ways. So yeah here we go.
We did a process of elimination after we found out, coz cholesterol is a multi faceted kind of issue. We went to my dad’s cardiologist and studied what had happened. We realized that it was work, because I had technically been a voracious eater since birth. But all my blood tests came out fine throughout the years. The blood test I took right before being employed showed normal results, but suddenly, eight months into that job, my blood test results were all whacked.
2.) Changing My Lifestyle Because of High Cholesterol
3.) Losing 35 lbs
4.) Getting Braces
6.) Finishing Room Renovations
In May 2017, it was like this after clearing and preparations. Moving out the stuff took days because this room was the most cluttered in the house. My brother’s room had to host a lot of the shelves for a few months while the renovations were ongoing.
After changing the walls and clearing a lot of stuff out, it was like this. This was prior to getting rid of the old wooden floors.
Renovations only finished in December 2017, and just like moving out, moving back in was just as hard. From the tail end of 2017 till the start of 2018, I had to set aside time from work to clean and organize things. It didn’t help that a lot of my items were really dusty, either due to the renovations or just being out of a proper storage space for a long time.
It was in 2018 that I officially moved back into this room after all the renovations. It wasn’t easy as during the interim period, I was doing my computer work at mom’s office, shooting blog stuff at our living room, and was storing items at my brother’s room. Sometimes even just a simple flatlay shoot took sooo much longer as I had to get the items in one place, shoot them in another, then edit and process them in yet another room. I also couldn’t access many items as they were buried in too much items, so I actually forgot about many items I actually owned at this time.
As it is, after having so much clutter and termite infested fixtures all these years, it was indeed a big change to be stepping into this room with it looking like a legit workspace.
8.) Upgrading Photo Set Up
9.) Flatlay and Blog Backlog